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City unveils visual identity to celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial

October 21, 2016 -

Visual identity showcases Kingston as a bold, vibrant, inclusive and connected city where history and innovation thrive

Tuesday evening at Council the City of Kingston unveiled the visual identity for Kingston's celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial designed by local strategic design and marketing company BmDodo Strategic Design.

Council Report. The design needed to recognize Kingston's history while also looking ahead to the future.

"As we prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, Kingston has the opportunity to showcase our ongoing contributions to the nation, not only as Canada's First Capital but as a community where history and innovation thrive," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "I am excited to share Kingston's Sesquicentennial logo with the community as we build excitement for events in the coming year."

In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of confederation. During this historic year, Canadians from coast-to-coast will join friends, neighbours, and families to honour our great country, its diverse people, stunning geography, and unique culture in meaningful ways.

"In Kingston, we will be inviting Canadians to join in a year of celebration in the city where it all began." says Mayor Paterson. "We will honour Kingston's culture, creativity and innovation and our role in shaping Canada's past, present and future."

The City of Kingston's celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial will officially begin with a special New Year's Eve celebration. Residents and visitors are invited to see the identity for themselves and follow along with news of Kingston's Sesquicentennial celebrations by following the City of Kingston's website and social media channels.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.